When it comes to the beauty, safety, and health of your trees, making informed decisions is crucial. Thompson Consultancy provides comprehensive tree surveys and reports tailored to your specific needs in Derbyshire. Below we take a look into some key situations where you would need a tree survey and how Thompson Consultancy can help with your arboricultural tree surveys and tree reports.

When is a tree survey required?

There are many situations where you may need a tree survey and tree report however we have picked three situations to discuss in more detail.

Tree Survey and Report to Support Planning

The journey of any development project begins with meticulous planning. Whether you're considering a new construction or modifications to an existing property, involving Thompson Consultancy for your arboricultural advice and arb reports early on can help with a successful outcome. Our in-depth tree surveys and detailed reports provide crucial insights into the health, condition, and location of trees on your site or property. Our tree reports to help with planning and future construction projects include:

BS 5837 Tree Survey, Tree Constraints Plan: Where trees are on or adjacent to a proposed development site, information in accordance with the recommendations of BS5837:2012 Trees in relation to design, demolition and construction, is required for the planning application. The main purpose of the survey is to determine the potential impact of a development on important trees in the area. It is usually accompanied by a Tree Constraints Plan (TPP).

Arboricultural Method Statement: An Arboricultural Method Statement (AMS) describes the methodology for protection of trees during construction. It is usually accompanied by a Tree Protection Plan (TPP) and provides all the information required for contractors to fully protect trees during construction.

Arboricultural Impact Assessment: An Arboricultural Impact Assessment (AIA) determines the effect of a planned development on the existing tree stock. It identifies trees to be removed and those to be retained and it highlights the potential conflicts between retained trees and the planned development.

Arboricultural Site Supervision: Planning authorities often require that construction work on sites with trees is periodically supervised by an arboriculturalist. During construction work, the arboriculturalist may attend the site regularly to ensure that tree protection measures are being carried out to the required specifications and ensure that all planning conditions are being met by the client.

This information is a valuable asset during the planning stages, helping you make informed decisions that align with local regulations and minimise environmental impact. By including us from the early stages of pre-development planning, you're setting the stage for a successful and harmonious project.

Mortgage Tree Reports:

Securing a mortgage for a property is a significant step, and many lenders require a thorough understanding of potential risks. One way that mortgage lenders do this is to request a mortgage tree report, this request is often in response to the building surveyor noting the presence of trees and recommending that a mortgage tree report is obtained. Thompson Consultancy specialises in providing accurate and reliable mortgage tree reports. Our Mortgage Tree Report will assess the physiological and structural condition of the tree(s) and an evaluation of the likely relationship with the property. With a Thompson Consultancy mortgage tree report, you can confidently purchase the property, knowing that you have a clear understanding of any tree-related risks.

Site Tree Surveys for Schools and Private Estates:

Educational institutions and private estate owners understand the importance of maintaining a diverse, healthy and safe tree stock. Thompson Consultancy offers specialised site tree surveys tailored to the unique needs of schools and private estates. Our arboricultural consultants follow The Quantified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA) system which applies established and accepted risk management principles to tree safety management. It quantifies the risk of significant harm from tree failure in a way that enables tree managers to balance safety with tree value and operate to a predetermined limit of reasonable or acceptable risk. (Quantified Tree Risk Assessment Ltd). Our tree reports provide actionable prioritised recommendations to enhance safety and maintain a thriving environment within these spaces.

Why Choose Thompson Consultancy for Tree Surveys and Tree Reports

At Thompson Consultancy, our commitment to delivering the best in arboricultural services sets us apart:

Expert Arboricultural Consultants: Our lead consultant, Mike, has Level 6 qualification in arboriculture, which combined with his experience enables us to be able to provide tree surveys in even the most complex of situations.

Quality Tree Reports for Informed Decisions: We take pride in crafting detailed, yet easily understandable, reports that empower you with actionable information. Our tree reports provide a comprehensive view of your trees' health, potential risks, and recommendations for maintenance.

Personalised Approach: Your situation is unique, and our approach reflects that. We work closely with you to understand your specific goals and challenges, ensuring that our solutions are tailored to your needs.

Do you need a tree survey?

Thompson Consultancy stands ready to be your partner in caring for your trees in Derbyshire. Our tree surveys and reports provide the knowledge you need to make informed decisions, whether for planning, securing a mortgage, or enhancing the safety of schools and estates. Our arboricultural expertise, dedication to quality, and personalised approach ensure that your trees receive the attention and care they deserve. Contact us today to embark on a journey of informed tree management that enhances the beauty and value of your property.

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